This Wii U Indie RPG Is Like Earthbound Meets Little King’s Story

By Spencer . March 27, 2013 . 12:37am

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Citizens of Earth puts you in the shoes of the Vice President of the World… and like most politicians you have no special powers. But, hey you’re a charismatic fellow so you recruit townspeople to fight in battles for you.

 

I met the designers, Eden Industries, at the Media Indie Exchange who said the game’s world design was inspired by Earthbound and there’s a whole city to explore. What’s neat is when you bring characters like the town baker (who heals players with tasty treats) into battle they get better at their town jobs too. When the baker gets stronger he will sell you rare healing items. Each character has a world ability and battle abilities. The Barista that works at Moonbucks can scald enemies with boiling hot coffee in battle and sells pick me up power ups at the coffee shop. The Mascot who looks like one of those D- volcano science fair projects is essentially a buffer that cheers the party on and can boost the growth rate of all of the townsfolk with his world ability. Citizens of Earth will have over 50 characters to recruit.

 

Telefawn Battle

The game has wacky enemies like a Honey Bear… which is a honey filled bear shaped like a bottle of honey and a Toupee Eagle. Bald Eagle. Toupee Eagle, get it? Players will also run into a Rastafarian Samurai, but you won’t run into him randomly. Citizens of Earth puts enemies on the map and you can command your followers to strike mobs first to start combat. In battle, you have three followers and fight using a turn based system. Citizens of Earth also has an online versus mode where you can bring a team of characters and fight with a friend.

 

Citizens of Earth is slated for release on March 14, 2014 for Wii U, PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android.

 

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  • Solomon_Kano

    This sounds hilariously awesome. Toupee eagle lol.

  • gamerdude

    The colors seem a bit bland but I like the concept of mixing those elements in gameplay.

  • idrawrobots

    wish it wasn’t ugly

  • That guy who hates Spike

    “Citizens of Earth is slated for release on March 14″
    ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    • ShadedPlant

      My guess would be March 2014.

    • RiskyGambit

      March 14, 2014

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Its the what it Earthbound was made by an indie developer

  • https://twitter.com/A_Beast_of_Prey Equinox K

    This seems really promising, the art style reminds me of stuff like Kids Next Door.

  • Rogerrmark

    I just don’t like vectors on games.Looks too much Flash-like,you know.The game might be really good,though.

  • NimbusStev

    You had me at EarthBound.

  • Göran Isacson

    If I cannot recruit the Rastafarian Samurai I will spite this game so hard. You don’t include such a fantastic concept and then just make it into a random encounter, YOU JUST DON’T.

  • Elvick

    Not sure about the art style, but we need more digital RPGs on consoles. So bring it on.

  • Ryan Vandendyck

    Hey everyone I’m Ryan, the creator of Citizens of Earth. If you have any questions about the game I’d be more than happy to answer them! I’m at the Game Developers Conference at the moment so I may be a bit slow to reply, but I’ll certainly do my best to answer every question. Thanks for your interest in the game!

  • Tails the Foxhound

    “Citizens of Earth puts you in the shoes of the Vice President of the World… and like most politicians you have no special powers. But, hey you’re a charismatic fellow so you recruit townspeople to fight in battles for you.”

    Nope, don’t need to read any more. Buying this game!

  • JP

    just like earthbound.. also the play on words at earthbound by calling it citizens of earth. Why they didn’t make like 5 sequels to earthbound I can not tell you

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